1. Australia
  2. SA
  3. Riverland
  4. Blanchetown
  5. #99693

Portee Station Homestead

Guest House, Blanchetown

Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 6 reviews

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Min 2 nights stay

22 guests
8 bedrooms
15 beds
9 bathrooms


Portee is steeped in history, being amongst the one of the earliest areas settled in South Australia outside the city of Adelaide.

Situated in outback country. Portee is an easy 2 hour drive or 1/2hr flight from Adelaide. Portee has its own air strip named in honour of Edward John Eyre, an early South Australian Explorer.

The homestead built in 1873 on the floodplain of the River Murray, is in the wetlands, allowing the abundant bird life that inhabit the slow flowing creek and age old river gums to provide a unique experience in a tranquil and restful setting.

The Murray River fronts the property and the homestead has a private Portee creek surrounded by wetlands.

The perfect retreat for holidays, weddings, bucks and hens parties, birthday celebrations,

spiritual gatherings, business training and team building, carers and carer recipients.

The homestead offers exclusive hire of the homestead and surrounding property.

Self cater accommodation or contract caterers can be organised.

Portee is managed as a shining example of nature based tourism.

Great accommodation for kayak, watersport, bushwalking and wildlife enthusiasts.

Exclusive Hire of Portee Station Homestead

Self cater in our full commercial kitchen or bbq facilities for special occasions or holidays with family and friends. We have a dining area to seat twenty and facilities to enable outdoor eating.

Venue for Spiritual or Carers Retreat. Ideal for a spiritual retreat to allow time for

reflection, prayer or meditation.

Ultimate respite retreat for carers and carer recipients, for relaxing and convalescence.

Venue for Weddings Or Special Occasions. A perfect setting for true Aussie weddings, bucks or hens show, birthday celebrations or any other special occasions to make your day an unforgettable experience.

Business meetings, conferences and training facility.

Ideal for small Corporate conferences, training and team building

History Of Portee Station Homestead

First settled in 1841, Moorundie the area that we now call Sandy Beach, is the site of the home of explorer Edward John Eyre, who was given the job of Protector of the Aborigines. Due to the sandbars at that point in the river it became a place to cross the river on the road to Sydney, eventually developed into the bustling township of Sturt, with a Police Station and Army Barracks, until a flood washed it away in 1870 and the town was moved to it’s present day site of Blanchetown. Portee Station now encompasses tourism for international and domestic guests.


Features covered by Stayz Rental Assurance

Air conditioning, Dishwasher, Parking, Washing machine, Wheelchair accessible

Air conditioning Books Child's high chair Clothes dryer Coffee maker Cot Dining Dishes and utensils Dishwasher DVD player Eco-Friendly Fireplace Games room Heating Iron and board Kitchen Lawn/Garden Living room Microwave Non-Smoking Outdoor grill Oven Pantry items Parking Refrigerator Stereo Stove Television Toaster Washing machine Wheelchair accessible
Portee Station Homestead is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 6.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful Homestead to Share with Friends & Family This is our second year in a row that we've stayed at Portee station! We absolutely loved it..the big communal lounge/dining room. Its great that every room has it's own bathroom too. Our kids loved the freedom of the outdoors that the homestead has to offer & then the bonfire underneath the stars just topped off a wonderful weekend away. We will most definitely be back!!
Date published: 2017-05-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful - exceeded our expectations We stayed at Portee with 3 other couples and 9 children. The host were friendly and generous with their time. The house easily catered for our need for space, privacy and equipment. Each bedroom having its own ensuite was a lovely luxury. The beds and linen were of very good quality. The setting on the creek, the garden, the shearing shed games room and Max the visiting kelpie made our stay perfect.
Date published: 2017-01-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Wonderful experience We had a family reunion over Christmas and our stay was perfect.Had everything we needed. Loved the peace and quiet, the wild life and Max the wonder dog.We stayed for 5 days and didn,t want to leave. Our ages ranged from 63 to 1 year and we all enjoyed our stay.I would recommend it to everyone!!!!
Date published: 2016-01-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice Place We enjoyed in the emazing place,it was comfortable and perfect .
Date published: 2015-04-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The place was magnificent! Perfect for a group of family or friends. I would highly recommend Portee Station. The bedding was fresh and clean and the homestead was gorgeous.
Date published: 2013-01-04
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